Dundalk as it Happens
Blackrock retains its title at Louth Looking Good Awards
Blackrock last night retained its title as the overall winner of the Louth Looking Good Awards for the fourth year running at the event in the Crowne Plaza Hotel.
The seaside village pipped Tallanstown to the top prize on the night with Dromiskin coming third in the event, which was sponsored by Indaver.
Blackrock also won a Waste Minimisation Award on the night while shop front awards were won by a number of local businesses including The Brake, The Bayview Inn, The Black Wok, The Clermont and Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
Capping a successful evening for the area, Haggardstown also retained its title as best presented graveyard in the county.
Elsewhere the most improved award went to Ardee while the adjudicators’ award went to Dunleer.
Clogherhead, Monasterboice and Annagassan all picked up Special Merit Awards, sponsored by Fyffes, while chairman Colm Markey’s award went to Grange in Carlingford. This was sponsored by McCabe’s Plant Hire.
There were also Endeavour Awards for both Baltray and Reaghstown, sponsored by Callan Construction.
The Best Overall Housing Estate in Co Louth, sponsored by Matthews Coach Hire, went to Clos na Manach in Carlingford.
Meanwhile, the Category A Award for best estate with under 12 houses, sponsored by Townparks Construction, went to Glyde Road Cottages in Talanstown. It pipped both Killineer Cottage and Rath Bán in Dromiskin,with An Rian in Annagassan the most improved.
The Category B award for best housing estate with between 12 and 25 houses went to St Oliver’s Park in Carlingford. Runner-up was Louth Hall Cottages in Tallanstown, with Castle View in Tallanstown third and Maryville in Dunleer the most improved.